Exceeded the goal to build a water system and 32 latrines!

El Porvenir, One Day’s Wages, and 319 rural Nicaraguans are coming together to build a piped water system and 32 latrines to improve the health of people living in El Llano and San Agustin (both in El Sauce region).

Thanks to a matching gift from One Day’s Wages, generous support from Providence United Methodist Church and Church of the Master United Methodist Church, and 29 individuals and churches, we raised enough for these projects and to fund part of a well!

So many thanks for your generosity and for caring about meeting the basic needs of rural Nicaraguans! Water and sanitation are the building blocks for health, education, and better economic situations.

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Tania Marisol Mayorga is 21 years old and lives in San Agustin, Nicaragua. “We don’t have water at our house, and it’s my job to bring water home in buckets,” says Tania. “The field where I go to get water is a long distance away, and the water I get from the spring is dirty. Sometimes it smells strongly of horse urine. We know the water is contaminated. Sometimes the spring dries up, and then we have nothing. I have children…I feel so badly for what my children have to live with.”

Tania and the community members who live in San Agustin have offered their labor for this project: to buy water meters (one per household), to contribute sand for making concrete, and to support the project supervisor until the project is complete. With your help, Tania’s children and all the children of San Agustin will grow up having clean water at their homes, attending school, and having employment opportunities.

These projects will improve the standard of living for 319 people: women will have time to do more than retrieve water, children will have time to go to school, and all of the residents will benefit from decreased water-borne diseases and improved overall health.

Join us to empower rural Nicaraguans to improve their health by building their own water system and household latrines. Community members have organized committees and are ready to begin work on these sustainable, life-changing projects.